11 Must-Have Resources for Long Term Travelers
Many people dream of spending their lives traveling the world and taking the time to explore new locations and cultures. But that dream doesn’t often include tips on how to manage your life while you’re away. Everything from managing your mail, keeping your home safe, and even accessing your money can be more challenging when you are on the other side of the globe.
17 Money Saving Tips When Planning Your Spanish Vacation
Spain is a dream destination for many. However, that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to have an amazing experience. Before you book your trip, consider these money-saving tips to help you get the most for your money without missing any of the unique moments Spain has to offer.
3 Gay Travel Apps You Should Download Now
This post was updated February 15th, 2020.
LGBT people have always traveled even before tourism was a major industry. But now, more than ever our community is taking to the skies, roads and rails to explore more new places with a major improvement in visibility. With growing acceptance of LGBT people and more countries approving marriage equality around the world, it’s no surprise that we now have a variety of new travel resources at our finger tips. Check out these 5 new travel apps that you need to download now!
The Top 10 Most Affordable Gay Friendly Destinations
This post was updated February 15th, 2020.
So you want to discover the world’s most gay friendly destinations but don’t have a lot to spend? We’ve rounded up this list of the top 10 most affordable gay friendly places around the world for some inspiration. And depending on what part of the world you live in, you might even find affordable flights to the places nearest you. It’s time to start planning your next adventure to one of these great cities. Plus, who doesn’t like saving a bit of extra cash in the process?
Iceland on a Budget: Road Trip of South Iceland Attractions
Iceland is a one-of-a-kind destination and is on the bucket list for many travelers. Unfortunately, Iceland is neither close to any other destination nor is it affordable. In fact, we were in complete shock when we walked into a local liquor store in Reykjavik and discovered a standard 750ml bottle of Smirnoff vodka was priced at nearly $60 US dollars! In Iceland, alcohol is disproportionally expensive compared to other travels costs but things like accommodation, transportation, food and tours can still be quite pricey.
Gay Madrid Guide: Tips on Finding Gay Hotels in Madrid
This post was updated on February 2nd, 2020.
Madrid is known across Europe as a gay friendly destination with vibrant nightlife and some of the best gay bars, clubs and events in Spain. Whether you’re looking for a high end gay hotel in Madrid or a budget gay hostal, the city has plenty of gay friendly accommodations to choose from.
Madrid has always been the center for LGBT life in Spain so it’s no surprise that they host the largest gay pride in Europe. Each summer in July, nearly 2 million people attend the festivities and pride parade as people crowd the streets enjoying music, drinks and fun. As an LGBT traveler, it’s important to find accommodations where you feel comfortable being yourself. This is not difficult in Madrid as there are numerous gay-friendly and even gay-owned properties throughout the city.
Forget Hotels! Try Out These Alternative and Affordable Travel Accommodations
Hotels are the default travel accommodation for just about any traveler and hostels for most backpackers. However, if finances don’t permit you to travel in this standard way or you’re just simply looking to shake up your travel routine, consider these alternative methods.
Visiting Antwerp By Bike
Earlier this month we seized the chance to visit Antwerp during what was easily the gayest weekend we’ve experienced in quite a while. But discovering how gay-friendly Antwerp is was not the only revelation we had during our first visit to Belgium. It was also quite evident how bike-friendly the city was so we took that fact as an opportunity to explore the city by bike. During our stay in Antwerp, one of our hosts from the Flanders Tourism Board informed us that not only locals, but tourists could easily rent Velo bikes all around the city by quickly setting up an account online via a computer or even a smartphone.
Visiting Stockholm’s Gay Pride On a Budget
Sweden is listed as the second most expensive country of the European Union according to some statistics with regard to goods and services. Yet to our surprise, Auston and I managed to make it one of our most cost effective European trips while attending Stockholm’s costly Gay Pride week. How so? Aside from finding cheap flights which is almost too easy in Europe with budget airlines like Ryanair, we also volunteered and couchsurfed. Oh, and we also brought our own alcohol with us from Spain to avoid Sweden’s over-priced government ran liquor stores. Yes, we were that prepared.
5 Budget Travel Tips for Vienna
We recently shared our experiences of what to do in Vienna from our trip last month getting to see the Schönbrunn Palace gardens, the Imperial Treasury, the Zentralfriedhof (cemetery), St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and list goes on. Needless to say, we kept ourselves busy with the sights. However, we were careful to keep it cheap too. Here’s our quick list of five ways to enjoy Vienna on a budget.